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Taxon: Ocimum ×africanum Lour.

 
Genus: Ocimum
Family: Lamiaceae (alt.Labiatae)
Subfamily: Nepetoideae
Tribe: Ocimeae
Subtribe: Ociminae
Nomen number: 463843
Place of publication: Fl. Cochinch. 2:370. 1790
Link to protologue:
Comment: [= O. americanum × O. basilicum]
Name Verified on: 05-Oct-2011 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 27-Sep-2018
Species priority site is: North Central Regional PI Station (NC7)
Accessions: 12 (11 active, 11 available) in National Plant Germplasm System (GoogleMap)

Synonyms:

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Human food: gum/mucilage (fide Kew Bull 60:29. 2005); vegetable (fide Kew Bull 60:29. 2005)
  • Medicines: folklore (fide Herbs Commerce ed2 as O. americanumpilosum)

Distributional Range:

    Native

    Africa
    • NORTHEAST TROPICAL AFRICA: Ethiopia
    • EAST TROPICAL AFRICA: Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda
    • WEST-CENTRAL TROPICAL AFRICA: Cameroon, Zaire
    • SOUTH TROPICAL AFRICA: Angola, Malawi
    • WESTERN INDIAN OCEAN: Madagascar

    Asia-Temperate
    • CHINA: China [Anhui, Fujian, Guangdong, Guangxi, Guizhou, Hebei, Henan, Jiangsu, Jiangxi, Sichuan, Yunnan, Zhejiang]
    • EASTERN ASIA: Taiwan

    Asia-Tropical
    • INDIAN SUBCONTINENT: India
    • INDO-CHINA: Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, Vietnam
    • MALESIA: Malaysia


    Cultivated (widely cult.)

    Naturalized (natzd. in neotropics)

References:

  1. Aldén, B., S. Ryman, & M. Hjertson Svensk Kulturväxtdatabas, SKUD (Swedish Cultivated and Utility Plants Database; online resource on www.skud.info). 2012 (Kulturvaxtdatabas)
  2. Govaerts, R. World checklist of selected plant families (on-line resource). (World Checkl Sel Fam)
  3. Suddee, S. et al. 2005. Taxonomic revision of tribe Ocimeae Dumort. (Lamiaceae) in continental South East Asia III. Ociminae Kew Bull. 60:28-29.
  4. Turrill, W. B. et al., eds. Flora of tropical East Africa. (F TE Afr)

Check other web resources for Ocimum ×africanum Lour. :

  • TROPICOS: Nomenclatural and Specimen Database of the Missouri Botanical Garden
  • Mansfeld: Mansfeld's World Databas of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops
  • ePIC: Electronic Plant Information Centre of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • AGRICOLA: Article Citation Database or NAL Catalog of USDA's National Agricultural Library
  • Entrez: NCBI's search engine for PubMed citations, GenBank sequences, etc.
  • PubAg: USDA's National Agricultural Library database of full-text journal articles and citations on the agricultural sciences.

Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2018. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?463843. Accessed 13 December 2018.